George the Giraffe

Hello!

I don’t have much time to write something, but I wanted to share with you the adorable giraffe I made! His name is George and he’s one of my very favorite amigurumis right now. 


His pattern was designed by Amy from Little Muggles and I got it from Zoomigurumi 4! In the original design he only has three spots on his back, but I decided that just wouldn’t do, so I gave him some more spots all over his body.

  

I also wanted him to have a little accessory. Isn’t this bow tie just the cutest?

I hope you like George as much as I do. Unfortunately his pattern isn’t free, you can get it pattern on Little Muggles’ etsy shop, or by buying the book ‘Zoomigurumi 4’.

Little Kitten

Hi there!

This cute little kitten amigurumi was designed by none other than me!

I had been wanting to design my own kitten for a while because I couldn’t find a cat pattern that I was completely satisfied with. So, first, I made a little sketch of how I wanted him to look and this is the final result! 

It took me quite a while to make him, especially his face and feet took a lot of time. Below are a few WIP pictures.IMG_3909
 This little guy does not have a name yet, I’m still thinking about it, but suggestions are welcome!

His pattern will not be made available, at least not for now, but if I ever decide to start selling patterns, this will be one of the first to be up!

Aiden the Monkey

Hello there everyone! It’s been a while, but here I am with another post.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this little monkey already, since I finished him in the beginning of March.

This cheerful little monkey is named Aiden, isn’t he sweet?

It took me quite a while to make him, especially the face and eyes. I designed this little guy myself and just could not make his eyes and snout look like I wanted them to, but I got there eventually and I’m very happy with the result.
  

One thing I personally thought was important, is that the legs had to look good when he was sitting down and when he was standing up, and I succeeded in that so yay!

  

This was more of a personal project, so I don’t think I’ll release this pattern, at least not in the near future, but if you’d like to make your own monkey, there are a lot of adorable patterns out there. Since 2016 is the year of the monkey, I made a post on Chinese New Year listing 9 free monkey patterns, so maybe that’ll help you!

Anyway, that was my little monkey, I hope you like him as much as I do, and see you later!

Peacock Feather crochet Earrings

I’m here with another quick birthday project post. I made these earrings for my sister’s 28th birthday. 

   
Cute, right? I used this free pattern (available in English and Dutch). It’s a very quick project, and a fun little gift. 

I do recommend using some plastic earring backs if you use ear wires, like I did. The earring is just a little bit of yarn, which means it is not very heavy and they tend to fall out of your ears.

Winnie the Pooh snuggle

Hi!

I spend a lot of time on Instagram, and I follow a lot of different crochet-related accounts there. One thing I’ve been seeing more and more of lately, are crocheted snuggle toys, or security blankets (does anyone really know if there is one, correct, term for these? If so, tell me, because I have no idea). I prefer calling them snuggles, because it’s such a cute word. Anyway, I had been wanting to make one myself, and now I started seeing more and more on my feed. I took it as a sign, and started designing my very own Winnie the Pooh snuggle.

First attempt, January 15th: I ran out of yellow yarn..

 
I started with a scrap of yellow, obviously it was not enough. Of course I’d thrown the label away already, so I had no clue what yarn to look for. I had to order some new yarn and start over.

Second attempt, February 1st: finished, and oh so adorable:

   
 
Of course, I managed to mess up another time. Here I am, making a baby toy, and I used safety eyes. Stupid me.. But, he is adorable, isn’t he? 

   
 
I think I’ll just keep this one for myself 🙂

I will be remaking this little guy, but this time baby proofed, I will show you the third, and hopefully final, attempt when I finish it!

Thinking about maybe selling some patterns in the future, would the pattern for this cutie interest anyone? 

  
Bye bye!

Snow White Amigurumi Doll

Hi there!

It’s been a while again. I’ve been really busy lately with all sorts of things, but I’m finally here with a post! I actually finished this project early January hehe.. Better late than never, I suppose.

I made my very own Snow White, everybody, and she is too cute.

   

I was slightly addicted to working on this doll, I did not want to do anything else. I’m very happy with how she turned out!

   
The hardest part about this project was probably the hair, it consists of 40 (!) small crochet circles. Imagine having to crochet 40 of those, then place them on the head in a way that looks good and then sewing each of them on separately. It’s tedious work, but it has a really fun and original look, so I am proud of myself for finishing it. In the end, I only needed 35 circles. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe because the yarn I used for the head and hair weren’t the same type, maybe because I didn’t let them overlap as much as the pattern actually asked you to do, but who knows.     

This pattern comes from a book called ‘Amigurumi Fairy Tales’ by Tessa Van Riet-Ernst or Woolytoons. I won this book in Dendennis’ monthly #BYAF (Bring Your Amigurumi Friday) contest (check it out!) and I had been waiting to try out a pattern. It’s a lovely book, especially for me, someone who has always adored fairy tales. It’s available in Dutch and English, in case you are interested.

I ended up loving this project more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised by that. Enjoy a bonus picture below, Snow does not always wear her cape, you know.

 

Crocheted ‘knit v’-cowl

Hi there!

It’s been a while, I’ve been so busy with schoolwork that I haven’t even had the chance to post about projects I finished last month.

So, here I am again, with…. another scarf (it’s winter, people). This the third out of four scarves I made over the course of a month. They are just such easy and fast projects, I might be a little addicted.

While making this ribbed scarf for my mother I first discovered that by crocheting half double crochet stitches through back loops, you could create the ‘v’-look that is so typical for knitted projects. I wanted to make a cowl and using this technique seemed like a fun idea.

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What I like the most about this stitch, is that it creates two very different sides to your work (see below), so you can turn it inside out if you’re bored with one side.

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I made this design up myself, and, like I said, it’s not very hard. Just chain a certain amount of stitches (depending on how long you want it, or what size hook you’re working with), join into a circle with a slip stitch and do half double crochets through back loops. Don’t forget to start each row with two chainstitches and end it with a slip stitch to join the rows.

If you would like to have a clear, step-by-step pattern. I discovered that Stephanie from All About Ami has designed the ‘Triple Luxe Cowl‘, which uses that same technique. The pattern is completely free, so check it out if you are interested!